Odessa Lawyer Admits to Bank Fraud

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

ODESSA - An Odessa lawyer is on the wrong side of the law busted for bank fraud.

58-year-old Phyllis Butler Royal admitted to requesting cashier's checks from a former client's trust fund, then endorsed and deposited them into her own account.

She made $20,000 bucks on the scheme.

Now she'll have to serve a year in the U.S. Bureau of Prisons and pay restitution to Bank of America.